For over 30 years, Microsoft has relied on its operating systems to be the backbone of its businesses. Without Windows, there would be no Office, no OneDrive, no Internet Explorer, and certainly no Microsoft as we know it today.
Windows has been Microsoft’s most important product sold over the last 20 years.
But with a new sheriff in town in Redmond, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: Windows is no longer the sacred operating system that must be fed before all others.
Under the new regime of CEO Satya Nadella, Windows looks to be just another in a long line of operating systems that Microsoft will need to capitalize on if it wants to be successful over the long-term.